An immortally good alpine and mountaineering glove.
If you've ever wasted energy and patience wrestling with your gloves during a difficult climb, then you're going to really dig the Mountain Hardwear Men's Hydra Pro Gloves. A extra-large webbing loop makes them easy to pull on, while the wrap-around finger design moves seams away from your finger tips, giving you extra dexterity and warmth. Indeed, the Hydra is warmer than you'd expect such a low-profile glove to be, thanks to the Thermal.Q Elite insulation that's tucked inside a waterproof OutDry laminated and water-resistant goatskin leather palm. Hydra Span stretch nylon in the body gives you tons of dexterity for those long alpine climbs, while the hook-and-loop neoprene cuffs seal out water and snow and the suede thumb patch lets you wipe your nose when it inevitably starts running.
- OutDry waterproof laminate
- Hydra Span stretchy nylon fabric with water-resistant goatskin leather palm
- Thermal.Q Elite synthetic insulation
- Hook-and-loop neoprene cuff closure
- Wrap-around finger design
- Suede thumb patch
- Pull-on webbing loop
- Item #MHW006O
- Q & A
Wanted to Love Them
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
After using the Mountain Hardwear Jalepeno all last year and loving it, wanted something similar but lighter with less cuff. These ran a bit small and got soaked the first 2 days I tried them. One being skiing in the guns, but the other seemed unwarranted. Was very surprised because I have had wonderful luck with outdry gear till now. Unfortunately sent back.
Hydra Pro OutDry Glove
Great technical climbing gloves
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got these for ice climbing first thing when I moved to Utah and I couldn't be happier with them. They are perfect for the moderate winters we have here (I've climbed with them in temps from mid 20s to single digits) but they might be a little on the lighter side for really cold weather. They're plenty nimble for leashless climbing and I've had no problem placing screws and handling thin ropes. They've stood up to some nasty winds on a few climbs and my hands have stayed bone dry every time I've climbed in them. I plan to use them for some technical alpine climbs in the Cascades come summer, too, and I'm confident they'll be great. All around great performers, highly recommended.